"VIVALDI Gloria"

Saturday November 10th 2012
St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol at 7.30pm

Paul Walton Conductor Andrew Kirk Organist
Soloists: Molly Alexander soprano, Jenna Cooper mezzo-soprano

Other music to include The King shall Rejoice Handel, Foundling Hospital Anthem Handel, Exsultate, jubilate Mozart,and Missa Brevis in F Haydn

The King shall Rejoice was one of four anthems composed for the Coronation of King George II by request of the King himself. Molly Alexander has just graduated from Bristol University and, last year, beat hundreds of hopeful young singers to a place in the Sixteen's apprenticeship programme. She will be a name to watch and her performance of Mozart's virtuosic Exsultate jubilate will be a real treat. Handel's Foundling Hospital Anthem was written in 1749 for a charity concert. There are three attractive movements in a mainly delicate style, before a final chorus that just may be familiar . . .
Phoenix Choir have performed a number of Haydn masses in the last few years. For this concert, we go back to Haydn's youth with the first mass he wrote, the Missa Brevis in F. It is a short work, but delicate and attractive, with some beautiful duets for our two soprano soloists. The concert ends with one of the most famous choral works of all time, Vivaldi's Gloria. With eleven movements exploring the whole spectrum from expressive arias to exuberant choruses brimming with vitality, it is easy to see why audiences still flock to hear it.

Tickets £12.50 (16s and under free)

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